Ethanol Patch Test—A Simple and Sensitive Method for Identifying ALDH Phenotype

Taro Murarnatsu, Susumu Higuchi, Kenji Shigernori, Masayoshi Saito, Mitsuo Sasao, Shoji Harada, Yosuke Shigeta, Koichi Yamada, Hideo Muraoka, Satoshi Takagi, Katsuya Maruyarna, Hiroaki Kono

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The ethanol patch test, which is considered to be a cutaneous model of flushing, was performed on 311 healthy Japanese (237 adults and 74 children). By comparing the results with aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) phenotype determined by isoelectric focusing from hair root samples, it was demonstrated that the ethanol patch test is a good indicator of the ALDH phenotype. The usefulness of this test in future studies was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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